On Sunday, October 15, the Yalow Tigers chess team competes in the Right Moves at the beautiful Riverbank State Park, located at 679 Riverside Drive (at 145th St.), in Manhattan—the second tournament of the season. 33 Yalow Tigers will be competing with more than 15 other schools from across the city and suburbs. Rated players compete in four matches; unrated players compete in 5 matches. You must arrive by 9:45 a.m. or your daughter or son may forfeit the first game. The final round will end around 2:45 p.m., followed by an awards ceremony at 3:00 p.m. Please register your child in advance by filling out the attached registration form.
Saturday programs are open to students by invitation, and parents should consult with their child’s teachers. The chess team practices Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to noon. To be competitive, students need additional chess instruction beyond Yalow’s regular Tuesday and Thursday chess classes; thus we have this Saturday session, where tournament tactics are addressed. Yalow’s fencing team practices using electric épées (one of the three fencing weapons). First session: 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Second session: 12:30-2:30 p.m., for advanced second and third graders.
The Fall 2017 session of the Family Support Center—for Yalow parents and students—began on Thursday, October 12, 2017. Ten families meet Thursday evenings with counselors from the Riverdale Mental Health Association. The 10 sessions take place in the school beginning at 5:15 p.m. for parents who have agreed to attend all 10 winter sessions from October 10 through December 21. If you wish to attend the complete 9-week fall session, please sign and return the attached form. Interested parents should apply. A brief interview will follow. Parents will learn stress management techniques and discipline techniques, while children will practice social skills in a supportive environment. The Family Support Center is […]
Rosalyn Yalow has a 3-hour training session for our chess team, now 30 students, to prepare the team to better compete in rated tournaments. Wednesday afternoon training addresses any gaps our chess players have. There will be three instructors; two will coach the intermediate players (c. 15 children), and one will take the advanced group (c. 10 children). These Wednesday chess classes will be by invitation to those students who have regularly attended the Saturday chess session. Wednesday classes will prepare students for the nuances of tournament play: Using digital clocks and chess notation (writing down chess moves during a 100-move match) and in the near future using computer programs […]
On Wednesday, October 11, Yalow’s 2nd- and 3rd-grade students will visit the American Museum of Natural History. Teachers will guide children through exhibits as part of their general studies. Children return to the school at 11:45 a.m. for early dismissal. Wednesday dismissal is at 12:00 p.m. so teachers may participate in professional development. Children must be dressed in their school uniforms or they may not go on the trip. Please let teachers know if you are interested in volunteering to chaperone students on this or future trips to the museum.
Parents will meet in your child’s classroom with their teachers. Following the PowerPoint presentation by your child’s teachers about the expectations for your children in the new school year, you will have an opportunity to ask questions. Our goals: graduating every child at or above grade level, and preparing your child for success in college. On this special night, the team of behavioral health professionals that comprise the Family Support Center at Yalow will be available to provide information and answer any questions you may have about the program. Parents will find additional support and connect with other parents by participating in a 10-week program that will focus on learning […]
We want to welcome you and your children to the Rosalyn Yalow Charter School. We are heartened that you have entrusted your children’s education to our school, and we take that responsibility seriously. School begins on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 a.m. until 7:50 a.m. Classes begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. Please visit the Parents’ Corner to learn more about school supplies, buses, holidays, and more.
The Summer 2017 session of the Family Support Center—for Yalow parents and students—began on Thursday, July 13, 2017. Ten families meet Thursday afternnons with counselors from the Riverdale Mental Health Association. The 8 sessions take place in the school beginning at 2:45 p.m. for parents who have agreed to attend all 8 winter sessions from July 13 through August 31. If you wish to attend the complete 8-week winter session, please sign and return the attached form. Interested parents should apply. A brief interview will follow. Parents will learn stress management techniques and discipline techniques, while children will practice social skills in a supportive environment. The Family Support Center is […]
Yalow’s 4-week Summer Academy operates from July 6 to July 28, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., when parents should pick up their children. The purpose of the program is to build skills in reading and math to meet grade-level requirements. 60 students (kindergarteners, 1st graders and 2nd graders) are enrolled in the Summer Academy. They will receive 3 hours of instruction in reading, divided into small groups of 15 students with one teacher per group. Parents should make sure students have had a healthy breakfast before school.
The 2017 Chess Team Summer Camp, running from Thursday, July 6, through Friday, July 28, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., will feature a holistic approach to learning, including tai chi and music as well as chess. Tai chi will focus on the body, music on the spirit, and chess on the mind. The Chess Team Summer Camp is the foundation for building the Yalow Tigers chess team, preparing students to compete in city, state, and national chess championships. 85 students are participating. Students will learn the nuances of tournament play: Using digital clocks and chess notation (writing down chess moves during a 100-move match) and using computer programs to review […]